Litter Size

How many babies does a Bare-tailed woolly opossum have at once? (litter size)

How many baby Bare-tailed woolly opossums are in a litter?

A Bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander) usually gives birth to around 4 babies.With 2 litters per year, that sums up to a yearly offspring of 8 babies.

Each of those little ones spend around 24 days as a fetus before they are released into the wild. Upon birth, they weight 2 grams (0 lbs) and measure 1 cm (0′ 1″). They are a member of the Didelphidae family (genus: Caluromys). An adult Bare-tailed woolly opossum grows up to a size of 22.4 cm (0′ 9″).

To have a reference: Humans obviously usually have a litter size of one ;). Their babies are in the womb of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks) and reach an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). They weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual, and reach an average age of 75 years.

The average litter size of a Bare-tailed woolly opossum is 4

The bare-tailed woolly opossum (Caluromys philander) is an opossum from South America. It was first described by Swedish zoologist Carl Linnaeus in 1758. The bare-tailed woolly opossum is characterized by a gray head, brown to gray coat, orange to gray underside and a partially naked tail. It is nocturnal (active mainly at night) and solitary; there is hardly any social interaction except between mother and juveniles and in mating pairs. The opossum constructs nests in tree cavities, and its litter size ranges from one to seven. Gestation lasts 25 days, and the juveniles exit the pouch after three months; weaning occurs a month later. The bare-tailed woolly opossum inhabits subtropical forests, rainforests, secondary forests, and plantations; its range extends from northern Venezuela to northeastern and southcentral Brazil. The IUCN classifies this opossum as least concern.

Other animals of the family Didelphidae

Bare-tailed woolly opossum is a member of the Didelphidae, as are these animals:

Animals that share a litter size with Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Those animals also give birth to 4 babies at once:

Animals that get as old as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Other animals that usually reach the age of 6.33 years:

Animals with the same weight as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

What other animals weight around 246 grams (0.54 lbs)?

Animals with the same size as a Bare-tailed woolly opossum

Also reaching around 22.4 cm (0′ 9″) in size do these animals: